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Education is one of the pillars of our organisation. Not everyone interested in world soil information can come and visit ISRIC in the Netherlands in person. We have therefore prepared some online resources which we believe can help you increase your knowledge and skills, and at the same time provide you some insight into the work that we do.

Categories on this page: World Soil Museum and Soil Monolith Reference Collection | Digital Soil Mapping | Global Environmental Challenges | Sustainable Soil Management | Further educational resources with ISRIC

World Soil Museum and Soil Monolith Reference Collection

As a service to the global soil community, ISRIC is maintaining a collection of over 1100 soil profiles from more than 90 countries in the world. Learn more about this unique collection below. For a complete list of videos on this topic, please visit the World Soil Museum playlist of our Youtube Channel.

 Learn more about the World Soil Museum.





Tip: Do not miss out on the chance to Request an virtual or in-person guided tour of the World Soil Museum


Digital Soil Mapping

This video was recorded during an annual ISRIC Spring School. For more videos on the topic of Digital Soil Mapping, visit ISRIC Spring School 2017 or ISRIC Spring School 2015 YouTube playlists. 



Global environmental challenges

Learn more about why and how soils are connected to the major environmental challenges of our time. The videos below have been made for the theme stations of the ISRIC World Soil Museum. Please visit the World Soil Museum playlist of our Youtube Channel to explore all 6 theme stations on the topics of food security, biodiversity, landscape, land degradation, climate change, and water.





Sustainable Soil Management

In 2015, ISRIC has been participating in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on sustainable soil management. The course, organised by Wageningen University & Research, is free of charge and still available for registration and online participation.




Further educational resources with ISRIC

ISRIC’s flagship training program is the annual Spring School, consisting of two parallel 5-day training courses on the mapping, classification and assessment of soils.

We also offer opportunity for guest research, or MSc/PhD theses with our organisation.